Jersey hires Mills as chief executive

Jersey hires Mills as chief executive

He replaces Colin Powell, who, as chief adviser to Jersey's government, shaped the growth of the island's 230bn (€347bn) finance industry over the last 25 years. Mills spent…

O’Neill replacement sought by Barclays

O’Neill replacement sought by Barclays

O'Neill, the former head of BankAmerica, resigned from his new post after just one day in the job because of ill health. He was advised by doctors not…

HSBC hires Gore-Booth as adviser

HSBC hires Gore-Booth as adviser

Prior to his retirement from the British diplomatic service at the end of 1998, Gore-Booth was high commissioner in India. During a 34-year career he also served in…

Growth in options for second degrees makes choice harder

Growth in options for second degrees makes choice harder

But with choice comes the problem of deciding which kind of course to take and where to take it. The growing number of people sporting an MBA qualification…

Case Study: MBA offers choice and opens avenues

Case Study: MBA offers choice and opens avenues

I come from an Indian family, and I was always supposed to be a doctor. I had a BSc in biochemistry from the University of Birmingham. I decided…

Strong demand from corporate finance

Strong demand from corporate finance

The corporate finance sector has long been a key area on which trainers have typically concentrated, and demand has never been greater. Last year, UK companies topped the…

Abundance of professional exams

Abundance of professional exams

The exams fall in to two main categories - the initial mandatory qualifications that have no entry requirements (third column), and the more advanced optional exams that some…

Case Study: Time to step back and take stock

Case Study: Time to step back and take stock

The international multilingual aspect of Insead was very attractive, and it seemed to be the place to be to train if you were planning, as I was, to…

Case Study: Hard work and dedication is key to course success

Case Study: Hard work and dedication is key to course success

He was put in for the Securities and Futures Authority 'Registered Persons' exams the following June. 'I started a home-study course about a month-and-a-half before the exams. I…

Firms race to provide the competitive cutting edge

Firms race to provide the competitive cutting edge

While some investment banks have been giving training something of a back seat amid recent market uncertainties, others are forging ahead with long-term plans for in-house training. Financial…

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